Working to Preserve
an Important Heritage

The Berthoud Historical Society believes that it is essential to discover, interpret, and preserve the history of the town of Berthoud, the Little Thompson Valley area, Colorado and the surrounding region to enable current and future residents to learn about the area’s original and ongoing development. The Society establishes and maintains multiple museum properties, builds creative exhibits, and holds meetings and activitiess for the education and recreation of its members, visitors, and the Berthoud community.

About The Berthoud Historical Society

Our Staff

Museums Manager, Andrew Wayland

P.O. Box 225, Berthoud Colorado, 80513

Phone Number: 970-532-2147

Email: museumsdirector@berthoudhistoricalsociety.org

Board of Directors

President—Mark French
Secretary—Dr. Karen Lloyd D’Onofrio
Treasurer—Nikki Georges

Board
Diane Levy
Peggy Malchow-Sass
JoAnn Siemsen
Christine Torres
Steve Gardner

Our Museum Properties

224 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud, CO   80513
Phone: 970-532-2147
Hours of Operation – Open Thursday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Admission – Adults $5 | Seniors and Youth (12-18) $3 | Children (11 and under) Free
Members always free

645 7th Street, Berthoud, CO 80513
Phone: 970-532-2147
Hours of Operation – Open by Appointment
Admission – Adults and Children over 11 $5 | Children (11 and under) – Free
Members always free

Society History

Our Mission Statement
The Berthoud Historical Society believes that it is essential to discover, interpret, and preserve the history of the town of Berthoud, the Little Thompson Valley area, Colorado and the surrounding region to enable current and future residents to learn about the area’s original and ongoing development. The Society will establish and maintain museum properties, build creative exhibits, and hold meetings and activities for the education and recreation of its members and visitors.

The Society was organized in 1976 when Dr. R.B. Fickel, Mayor of Berthoud, invited interested persons to meet for the purpose of forming a local historical society. On February 22, 1977, the Berthoud Historical Society came into existence when it was made a corporation by the State of Colorado.

The founders and members of the first board of directors were Dr. Helen Fickel, Dr. R.B. Fickel, Harold Gustafson, O.D. Mayo, Frances Nielson and Al Schmidt. The Fickels were instrumental in securing the historic A.G. Bimson blacksmith shop at 228 Mountain Ave. to serve as the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum.

The operation of the Berthoud Historical Society is financed through membership dues, donations collected from visitors, monetary gifts, and fundraising events. The 12-member board of directors meets monthly. A quarterly newsletter, “The Berthoud History News,” is published to inform members about upcoming events and activities.

The Society operates the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum and the McCarty-Fickel Home house museum and holds meetings and activities for the education and recreation of its members and visitors.

Keeping Berthoud's History Alive!

Board of Directors

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